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    AC Milan have been linked to Carroll, today..... I was like :lolwut:

    Then I read it was a talksport story... it then it made sense
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    AC Milan have been linked to Carroll, today..... I was like :lolwut:

    Then I read it was a talksport story... it then it made sense
    The original story was a few days ago and actually came from AC Milan's chairman (I think) saying he admires Carroll and wouldn't mind him playing for them
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    (Original post by Stirlo)
    The original story was a few days ago and actually came from AC Milan's chairman (I think) saying he admires Carroll and wouldn't mind him playing for them
    Really.... wow, he's played decent of late, but being talked up by AC is a tad strange! :confused:

    I thought talksport, were talking rubbish!!
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    (Original post by Stirlo)
    The original story was a few days ago and actually came from AC Milan's chairman (I think) saying he admires Carroll and wouldn't mind him playing for them
    It was from his son who has been acting as a transfer consultant to the club. There was also a story today from some guy (don't/cant remember who) saying that Carroll should leave to further develop himself as a player.
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    Torres scored 2 goals against Ireland, a 1vs1 goal against Valdes, one against a 10 man Italy in the dying minutes and now suddenly he's back to being a decent player?

    People have really short memories.
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Really.... wow, he's played decent of late, but being talked up by AC is a tad strange! :confused:

    I thought talksport, were talking rubbish!!
    AC probably want to get rid of Ibra because he's costing them too much in wages and they probably see Carroll as someone who could develop into a cheap version of Ibra?
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    (Original post by Stirlo)
    AC probably want to get rid of Ibra because he's costing them too much in wages and they probably see Carroll as someone who could develop into a cheap version of Ibra?
    Not sure if they want to replace Ibra just yet, but in the long term, probably.

    Carroll + 10 million for Ibra? DEAL. Never mind the wages, seeing Suarez and Zlatan on the same team would be orgasmic.
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    (Original post by facdroit)

    People have really short memories.
    It seems like they do. One bad season doesn't make you a bad player.
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    Annoys me when the '£100 million spent' **** is thrown about.


    (Original post by Xamanus)
    Only if they spend another 100 million
    +£56m (Torres/Babel)
    -£35m
    -22m

    Net spend January 2011 - £1m?

    -£14m (Henderson)
    -£18m (Downing)
    -£6m (Enrique)
    -£7m (Adam)
    -£7m (Coates)
    -£0m (Bellamy, Doni)

    +£12m+ (Meireles)
    +£4m (N'Gog)
    +£1m (Mavinga)
    +£1.5m (Konchesky)

    Also Insua, Degen, El Zhar, Ince, Poulsen, Jovanovic, Ayala, Bruna, Kyrgiakos sold/released, saving loads on wages. Net spend about £35+ million.

    Where's the £100m??
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    Bring in Gaston Ramirez, James Rodríguez, and Mohamed Diame. Sorted.
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    (Original post by Jim-Jam)
    Annoys me when the '£100 million spent' **** is thrown about.




    +£56m (Torres/Babel)
    -£35m
    -22m

    Net spend January 2011 - £1m?

    -£14m (Henderson)
    -£18m (Downing)
    -£6m (Enrique)
    -£7m (Adam)
    -£7m (Coates)
    -£0m (Bellamy, Doni)

    +£12m+ (Meireles)
    +£4m (N'Gog)
    +£1m (Mavinga)
    +£1.5m (Konchesky)

    Also Insua, Degen, El Zhar, Ince, Poulsen, Jovanovic, Ayala, Bruna, Kyrgiakos sold/released, saving loads on wages. Net spend about £35+ million.

    Where's the £100m??
    I agree that the media tends to brush over the fact that our net spend is nowhere near £100m, but the fact remains that we HAVE spent £100m on players and I think most would agree that the players brought in haven't (by and large) performed to the level their transfer fees would suggest they should.

    To put it another way, I play guitar, and if I sold a load of my gear and bought some new stuff that turned out to be crap, the fact that my net spend was low isn't making me feel much better about the wasted money. Liverpool's situation is even worse since these players have now depreciated in value, making our losses even bigger.

    We have to be honest with ourselves: we overspent on flavour of the month players who don't seem to be able to cut it at the level we want to be playing at. It's time to accept the errors, learn from them and make damn sure that it doesn't happen again.
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    (Original post by Stonebizzy)
    Bring in Gaston Ramirez, James Rodríguez, and Mohamed Diame. Sorted.
    Bit difficult to get Diame seeing as he has already signed a deal at West Ham. James Rodriguuez is happy to stay at Porto and in any case would cost £30m+, which if reports are to believed is our summer budget.
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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...y-home-1133994

    Do they have any other celebrity fans? Do they have no players to model the kits? Seem to forget that they're not in 1995. And the photoshop is shocking. One minute Kompany's 7' and Noel's 5' 6", next minute taller than him. Or they're just confusing as hell?!
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    (Original post by Jim-Jam)
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...y-home-1133994

    Do they have any other celebrity fans? Do they have no players to model the kits? Seem to forget that they're not in 1995. And the photoshop is shocking. One minute Kompany's 7' and Noel's 5' 6", next minute taller than him. Or they're just confusing as hell?!
    If their publicity got their kit advertised in an LFC thread, they're doing something right
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    (Original post by Hopple)
    If their publicity got their kit advertised in an LFC thread, they're doing something right
    Only cos it's the hundredth time they've used a Gallagher brother to advertise a kit. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Jim-Jam)
    Only cos it's the hundredth time they've used a Gallagher brother to advertise a kit. :rolleyes:
    When your only other choice is



    you can't blame them for using Noel all the time
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    Angelina Jolie is a Liverpool fan...why didn't we use her? :stomp:
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    (Original post by kuks)
    Angelina Jolie is a Liverpool fan...why didn't we use her? :stomp:
    If they haven't tried to get in touch with her, they should be fired.
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    It seems like they do. One bad season doesn't make you a bad player.
    Torres has had 2 bad seasons.
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    LFC games to be shown on Sky Sports:

    August 26th, 4PM- Liverpool vs Man City
    September 2nd, 1.30PM- Liverpool vs Arsenal
    September 23rd, 1.30 PM- Liverpool vs Man Utd
    October 27th, 12.45PM- Everton vs Liverpool
    November 4th, 4PM- Liverpool vs Newcastle
    November 11th, 4PM- Chelsea vs Liverpool
    November 24th, 12.45PM- Swansea vs Liverpool

    Not sure about what games BT have got yet but made up Sky have got our big 3 home games
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